August 27 2014

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12 posts tagged "Serge Normant"

Julia Roberts And Her Hair Steal The Spotlight


After months of hype, Eat, Pray, Love has finally made its film debut, bringing Elizabeth Gilbert’s book to the big screen and a bevy of celebs onto the red carpet. Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem were arm-in-arm at last night’s New York premiere, and Josh Brolin made a cameo, too. Sadly, the film’s other leading man, James Franco, was a no-show, but you hardly noticed. The superstar actress wowed in Stella McCartney and a face full of Lancôme makeup; she’s the brand’s new ambassador, after all. Going for a chic, modern, and natural look, makeup artist Genevieve Herr achieved complexion perfection with Lancôme’s Teint Miracle Foundation, which comes out next month. A slight smoky eye, multiple coats of Lancôme’s Définicils Precious Cells Mascara in Black, and a neutral lip (courtesy of the brand’s Le Lipstique Lip Liner in Sheer Natural and a topping of its Color Design Lipstick in Love It! mixed with a touch of Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling) finished off the look. As for that hair, which a friend of Beauty Counter’s who was lucky enough to attend the premiere called “mesmerizing,” that was all Serge Normant. Roberts doesn’t trust anyone else to create her signature, middle-parted loose waves. Thoughts on the look?

Photo: Evan Agostini / AP Photo

The 411: Ji Baek


The 411 is a new feature on Beauty Counter, in which we ask some of our favorite experts to reveal their go-to gurus for everything from manicures and highlights to perfumers and holistic healers. Because when it comes to being the best in beauty, it takes one to know one.
Ji Baek doles out lots of pampering touches at Rescue Beauty Lounge—the chic downtown nail spa she opened more than a decade ago, where La Mer manicures and oxygen-therapy pedicures are par for the course. In her own life, though, she’s decidedly more low-maintenance. The stylish nail expert would much rather touch up her roots at home than spend two hours with her hair in foils at the salon. Her idea of relaxation is wandering around the farmers’ market in Union Square for fresh strawberries or flipping through old books, which is usually when inspiration strikes to create new shades for her hit polish collection. Baek isn’t totally bare-bones in her beauty routine; she does splurge on a few well-chosen items when it counts (two words: skin creams). Here, she shares her edited list of essentials.

The Pro: Ji Baek

Founder of Rescue Beauty Lounge.

The Lacquer: Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Color in Bangin’ and Plié

“I’m obsessed with Bangin’, a hot red coral, and if I want to tone down the brightness, I love wearing Plié, a nude-pinky that’s the same color as the chiffon skirt of a ballerina. I wear the same color on my hands and toes—always matching, that’s my rule. For next season, I was really inspired by flipping through this book of brocade prints, so I’m playing with that concept for the fall collection.”

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Color, $18 each,

The Hair: Serge Normant at John Frieda

“But only for cuts. Going to the salon for anything else takes waaaay too much time.”

Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon, 825 Washington St., NYC, (212) 675-0001.

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